GOAL Post 2019-14
Legislative Update from Olympia 12 April 2019
BILLS PASS SECOND CHAMBER
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE FOR MOST
CHAMBER CUT-OFF NEXT WEDNESDAY, 17 APRIL
The House passed SBs 5181 (firearms/mental health) and 5205 (firearms/incompetence, both with amendments. The Senate passed HB 1225 (firearms/domestic violence) with amendments. All three bills await a concurrence vote (for the amendment) or go to a conference committee to iron out differences, where SB 5508 CPL background checks) still sits.. HB 1949 (firearm background checks) is on its way to the Governor. HBs 1465 (handgun delivery), 1739 (undetectable/untraceable firearms), 1786 (firearms/protective orders) and 1934 (military CPL renewal) and SB 5782 (spring blade knives) still await a floor vote. All five bills are on their chamber floor calendar, so a vote is possible in the next few days.
Next Wednesday is the second chamber cut-off. Bills that have not passed out of their second chamber (i.e. still in Rules committee awaiting a vote) die at 5 p.m. After next Wednesday, the only bills that may be voted on are those awaiting a concurrence vote or a conference committee report.
We’re getting closer, but we’re not there yet.
BILL STATUS/GOAL POSITION:
SHB 1225 Firearms/domestic violence
Jinkins (D-27) S. PASSED OPPOSE
HB 1465 Repeal delivery handgun with CPL
Goodman (D-45) S. RULES OPPOSE
SHB 1739 Undetectable/untraceable firearms
Valdez (D-43) S. RULES OPPOSE
HB 1786 Seizure of firearms/re: protective orders
Jinkins (D-27) S. RULES OPPOSE
HB 1934 CPL renewal online/mail military members
Caldier (R-25) S. RULES SUPPORT
HB 1949 Single POC for firearm b/g checks
Hansen (D-23) TO GOV. NEUTRAL
SSB 5027 Extreme risk protection orders, under age 18
Frockt (D-46) H. PASSED OPPOSE
SB 5181 Firearm possession/mental health
Kuderer (D-48) H. PASSED OPPOSE
SB 5205 Firearm possession/incompetent for trial
Dhingra (D-45) H. PASSED OPPOSE
SB 5508 WSP background check for CPLs
Fortunato (R-31) H. PASSED OPPOSE
SB 5782 Removes prohibition of spring-blade knives
Zeiger (R-25) H. RULES SUPPORT
SB 5954 Bump stock buyback
Rolfes (D-23) GOV. SIGNED NEUTRAL
HB = House bill, SB = Senate bill. L&J = Law & Justice , CR&J = Civil Rights and Judiciary, PubSaf = Public Safety, HC = Health Care, H. K-12 = House Early education, Aprop = Appropriations, Fin = Finance, W&M = Ways & Means “S” before a bill number indicates Substitute (amended).
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OTHER DATA: Copies of pending legislation (bills), legislative schedules and other information are available on the legislature’s web site at “www.leg.wa.gov”. Bills are available in Acrobat (.pdf) format. You may download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader from Adobe’s web site (http://www.adobe.com). You may also obtain hard copy bills, initiatives, etc, in the mail from the Legislative Bill Room FREE OF CHARGE by calling 1-360-786-7573. Copies of bills may also be ordered toll free by calling the Legislative Hotline at (800) 562-6000. You may also hear floor and committee hearing action live at http://www.tvw.org/ (you need “RealAudio” to do this, available free at the TVW web site). Scheduled/available videos are listed at the bottom of the page for each bill.
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